Between July 12 and 16, 2021, by invitation of the WHW akademija, we created a temporary tree school with students and invited guests in the forest of Sljeme close to Zagreb. After more than a year of isolation due to the government Covid 19 restrictions, the tree school marked a renewed possibility for collective gathering. Students had the opportunity to share their work in informal conversations amongst themselves and with invited guests. The forest inspired the sharing of stories linked to political resistance and ancestral legends. Moreover, due to the nature of the WHW akademija, the group reflected on how independent and informal learning environments could influence formal educational institutions.
Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti (DAAR) in conversation with WHW
in Artistic Ecologies. New Compasses and Tools
Edited by Emily Pethick, Pablo Martínez and How & for Whom/WHW What
Sternberg Press 2022